Travel in Japan - Omotesando Random Walk, Tokyo

Japan has so many interesting small streets that you can explore during a weekend.

I personally prefer small back streets than the main road. Tokyo like other places around the world, all the main streets are full of International chains, coffee shop and full of tourists.  Every foreign tourist knows Harajuku, Omotesando, Shibuya etc, that kind of famous shopping street in Tokyo. However, behind these busy areas, there are so many individual shops that more interesting.

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All the individual shops have their unique interior design, even outside of the shops. The size of the shop maybe not as big as those chains, but each shop has their own personality. I am walking the street behind Aoyama high street, there are lots of hair salons, cafes, bars etc. I love how those shops decorate their window display, as well as outdoor space. I always find something that will catch my eyes during walking.

Those individual shops seem like Europen style a lot, lots of them use bicycle, motorcycle, vintage car as a decoration of their shop, which reminds me about Shoreditch or even Cambridge. I like decorations such as vintage signs, boxes, bicycles, glass bottles etc. Most shops behind Aoyama and Omotesando used this kind of style.

My favourite window display is the photo below. It is a small accessories shop (if I remembered correctly). This window display used different colour glass bottles as the main display, with Think! Think! Think! sign in the middle. I just love how the colour glass bottle effect during the night with lights and the strong image of this design. I might consider DIY a similar style wall display in my room in the future.

I also accidently find one of my favourite luxury brands - Vivienne Westwood London. The shop design looks exactly like the one in London. :D I also find one of Paul Smith shop on the back street. 

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The weather that day was great, not too hot or cold. I really enjoy walking randomly around street, which you don't know what you will see at the end of the street or what is waiting for you by the next corner.